Peter’s Auction Picks

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Ten Works by Robert Rauschenberg

December 12, 2012

The LAMA showroom’s west wall is adorned with ten stunning works by Robert Rauschenberg, all of which remain in exceptional condition. My pick today is this group of works from one of Rauschenberg’s most prolific periods of experimentation, including the works Lattice (Hoarfrost) (Lot 102), Sling Shots #8 (Lot 106), and Samarkand Stitches #III (Lot 107). Click to read more about this diverse group of Rauschenberg works.

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Isamu Noguchi Chess Table

December 10, 2012

My first pick for the December 16, 2012 Auction is the Isamu Noguchi Chess table. The supply of these already scarce designs is shrinking due to recent examples being acquired by institutions, which are unlikely to ever be traded again. The opportunity to acquire one of these icons is therefore going to become rarer and more difficult as time goes on. Click to read more about this incredibly rare and significant example.

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: May 22nd

May 22, 2010

Peter gets wild and takes a look at the playful side of modernism! After a serious few weeks of planning and hosting the preview, I had a moment to walk around with a future client of LAMA.  I say future, as this client is only 12. As kids often do, she was quick to point […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: May 20th

May 20, 2010

Most of the Nakashima pieces in the sale came from the collection of James (Jim) and Gene Bishop, who were close friends of George Nakashima’s in the late 1940s.  According to Nakashima’s daughter, Mira, they were known to trade work to each other.  The dinette table, which he acquired in the late 1940s, is possibly […]

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: May 19th

May 19, 2010

Peter: Five of my favorite items in the auction have to do with pure geometry and color: Ellsworth Kelly’s “Yellow Over Black” Herbert Bayer’s “Chromatic Accrument” painting Victor Vasarely’s “DVA-DVA” painting John McLaughlin’s “Untitled #33” painting Each has a strong sense of shape defined by color.  But also included in this group should be the […]

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: May 18th

May 18, 2010

As we continue with the May 23, 2010 Modern Art & Design auction preview, I got a chance to ask Peter about his sentiments about some of the items up for auction. Today he told me his “pick of the day” was the assortment of offerings by Hendrick Van Keppel & Taylor Green. Works include: Lot […]